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We made it across

Thursday, January 23, 2008

Location: Anchored at West End, Grand Bahama

Log: 3064

Distance Traveled Yesterday: 59 Nautical Miles

Total Trip Distance: 425 Nautical Miles

Don’t ask me how I’m posting this. We are anchored near West End, Grand Bahama with no other boats around. For some reason, when I turned on my computer, it said wireless networks are available. I connected to something called Vivato, an unsecured network. It somehow seems to be working. Perhaps it is a strong wireless system from the marina, although it is nearly a mile away.

We made it across the Gulf Stream. It took about eight hours and we pulled in here to anchor at about 12:30 am. We had some thunderstorms for about the first third of the trip, but then the rain passed and it was calm, with about two-foot seas for the balance of the crossing. It’s exhilarating to complete the passage. 

It’s almost 2 am so I’m ready to crash. I just wanted to take advantage of this weird wireless network to let everyone know we are safe and sound in the Bahamas. Tomorrow, we cruise around the south end of this very long island to Port Lucaya marina, near Freeport. I’ll try to keep you up to date as we move along 

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